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Spring 2017 News.

2017 Membership Year

The Revelstoke Climbers Access Society (RCAS) would like to thank you for choosing to support the club. When you purchase a membership, you are helping to support and maintain our great climbing areas around Revelstoke. All revenue from RCAS membership and donations goes towards improving the climbing areas of Revelstoke. Thanks again for your support!

2017 RCAS Info Session

The RCAS would like to invite you to the 2017 Info Session which is scheduled for June 7 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Revelstoke Community Centre in Room MP3. This is a community open event, all are welcome, club members as well as non-members. Topics will include an overview of the clubs focus, a summary of last season, what we have planned for this season, committees formation and more. We hope to see you there!

  • Who: All are welcome
  • What: 2017 RCAS Info Session
  • Where: Revelstoke Community Centre, Room MP3
  • When: June 7th at 7 p.m.
  • How: Any way ya can
  • Why: Because we love climbing
2016 Summary

The summer of 2016 was a productive one for the RCAS, we're off to a great start! A big thank you goes out to all that came out to lend a helping hand by volunteering for work projects. Listed below are the main projects that were completed by the club in 2016.

Work Completed

  1. An emergency spine-board was placed at the Popeye Wall Outhouse at the ever popular Begbie Bluffs. The spine-board and straps were generously donated by the Revelstoke Search and Rescue Group and we would like to thank them again for their generosity.

  2. The outhouse at Popeye Wall also had a small roof constructed off the side to protect the spine-board from the elements. The outhouse stairs were also repaired and painted.

  3. A climbers map was created for the Begbie Bluffs area. It can be downloaded by clicking the button below.

  4. The emergency landing zone at Begbie Bluffs was cleared and brushed as well as some danger tree removal at the Kid's Cliff last fall by the Revelstoke Firefighter Crew. The club would like to thank Revelstoke Office of Rec Sites and Trails BC for organizing the firefighter crew for completing this crucial task.

  5. Work was begun but not completed on reestablishing the old trail that used to connect Begbie Falls Rec Site to Cool Wall at Begbie Bluffs. We are hoping to finish this project this summer.

  6. Big Eddy Boulders was a massive project that took two people working almost every day for five weeks to complete and has since become very popular with families.

  7. Approximately 120 man-hours were invested on the Raptor Wall base area to create a stone armoured staircase as well as stone landings for the most popular climbs. There are plans for more work along the base of Raptor.

  8. Approximately 30 man-hours were invested in Crystal Palace for base area armouring and landings.

Download Begbie Bluffs Map
Download Big Eddy Boulders Map
Crucial New Community Tool Available

We have recently added a feature to the Home Page of the RCAS website called Report an Issue. It's where you can directly send us any safety issues, problems or suggestions in regards to Revelstoke climbing. You can even volunteer to help fix it if you choose. Check it out via the button below.
Report an Issue

Tick Season

Nobody likes em, poor little buggers! Ticks are a concern at a few of the areas around Revelstoke. Thankfully, they are present here only during a short season in the spring which generally lasts from sometime in April to around the first week of June. So the good news is that they're almost gone for the season!

They seem to prefer to live on south facing, craggy areas where a mountain goat (their food) community lives. The known tick areas are Victor Lake Wall, Lauretta Slabs, Three Valley Gap and Eagle Pass Boulders. You may also encounter them on the Silvertip Trail but the crag itself is usually tick free due to it's cooler location.

The good news is that as far as is known, we do not have the species of tick here that are carriers of Lyme Disease. Of course, little is known on this subject and things can change. For more info on ticks, visit the links below.

Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation Web Links:

Tick Removal: https://canlyme.com/lyme-prevention/tick-removal/

Tick ID: https://canlyme.com/lyme-basics/tick-id/

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